12, Oct 2014 - Trenton Lee Stewart to judge the Arkansas Times Fiction Contest
We here at the Arkansas Times are very excited to announce Trenton Lee Stewart as the Guest Judge for our 2014 Fiction Contest . A graduate of Hendrix College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Stewart is the author of the New York Times best-selling "Mysterious Benedict Society" series as well as the Arkansas-set "Flood Summer" As we explained last week , we're looking for original short stories ...
12, Oct 2014 - Iowa court upholds prison sentence in fatal crash
IOWA CITY (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a two-year prison sentence for a 21-year-old involved in the 2011 traffic death of a 14-year-old girl. The court’s ruling affirms the Johnson County District Court’s sentence for Zachary Lee Swenka, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported. “The district court’s sentence is cloaked with a strong presumption in its favor, and we will not ...
11, Oct 2014 - Boone, IA Weber sentenced to two years in prison for driving a stolen Harley
Christopher Lee Weber, 35, of Boone, was sentenced on Friday, Sept. 12, to two years in prison with the Iowa Department of Corrections.
10, Oct 2014 - Lee, IA Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:42 am
IOWA CITY – Iowa’s new but empty $132 million maximum-security prison was built with a flawed smoke evacuation system that needs to be fixed for the safety of inmates, the Iowa Department of Corrections confirmed Wednesday.
04, Apr 2014 - Donnellson, IA Iowa judge: Sheriff's office must return seized horses
A district court judge has ruled that the Lee County sheriff's office erred in its seizure of 37 horses from a southeast Iowa farm and that the department must return them to their owner, who still faces charges of animal neglect.
04, Apr 2014 - Lee, IA Iowa trucker sentenced for assaulting teen
A 46-year-old Iowa trucker has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison taking a teenage girl across state lines - including Nebraska - to sexually abuse her.
03, Apr 2014 - Lee, IA Former Iowa felon says she believed she could vote
KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — A former drug offender on trial for illegally voting in an Iowa municipal election last fall testified Wednesday that she believed her right to cast a ballot had been restored when she completed probation.
02, Apr 2014 - Lee, IA Branstad aide must be deposed in Iowa voting case
The attorney for an ex-felon charged with illegally voting must be allowed to question an aide to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad before the trial begins, a judge ruled Thursday.
02, Apr 2014 - Lee, IA Trial highlights Iowa's unusually tough policies toward voting rights for ex-felons
KEOKUK, Iowa — A former drug offender on trial for illegally voting in an Iowa municipal election last fall testified Wednesday that she believed her right to cast a ballot had been restored when she completed probation.
02, Apr 2014 - Lee, IA Perjury trial delayed for ex-Iowa felon who voted
The trial for an Iowa woman charged with improperly voting as a felon has been delayed by two days.
02, Apr 2014 - South Dakota fugitive found in northwest Iowa - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) - A 54-year-old man who'd fled a South Dakota prison facility more than a year ago has been found in northwest Iowa. Police in Storm Lake say David Lee, originally from Minneapolis, was captured Friday.
01, Apr 2014 - Iowa Man Sentenced in Child Sex Case
An Imogene, Iowa man has been sentenced for sex crimes that wove a path through Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois. Forty-six-year-old Tony Lee Stogdill has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison.
01, Apr 2014 - Register, USA TODAY investigation: Fugitives roam free beyond borders
FUGITIVES NEXT DOOR: Iowa law enforcement agencies are unwilling to chase fugitives across a state border in about one out of five cases, according to a joint investigation by The Des Moines Register and USA TODAY investigation into how aggressively suspects are pursued when they flee a jurisdiction to avoid justice. Video: About this series Interactive: See what Iowa agencies fail to track down ...
01, Apr 2014 - Four convicted of helping Storm Lake, IA man flee country
Four people each face 5-years in prison for admitting to plotting a Storm Lake, Iowa man's flight from justice.